20 Most Dangerous Halloween Candies

It begins with one. “Hey,” you tell yourself, “a single, chocolaty, caramel-packed treat never hurt anyone. Plus, look how tiny it is!” Before you know it, you’re ankle deep in plastic wrappers and sorting out your alibi. Halloween candy is addictive because sugar is additive and (spoiler alert) Halloween candy is full of sugar.

Freddy Krueger is retired, Jason is deceased and Scream hasn’t been scary for decades. No, these days the scariest thing about Halloween is also the sweetest. We’re all entitled to indulge, and cheat days make the world spin, but your body is a temple and it’s your duty to exorcise it of those coco-covered demons.

Today at Healthversed, we’ve taken this opportunity to uncover all the spooky secrets that our favorite Hallo-treats are hiding. Don’t forget your flashlight.


Close your eyes. Imagine yourself as an 8-year-old pirate, exhausted following an evening of plundering your neighborhood. You get home, you empty out your pillow sack onto the floor and you pluck a Snickers from the pile.

Now, fast forward about 3 months. You’re sitting in the dentist chair because, though you tried your hardest, you couldn’t fully de-caramel your back molars.

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Pixy Stix

I like to think that the Tooth Fairy and the Pixie that invented Pixy Stix are on the same team. But I digress.

I could tell you all about the artificial food coloring. I could wax poetic about sugar content and tooth decay. But you already know the truth about Pixy Stix. And deep down, you’ve always known the truth. Because even a child understands that Pixy Stix are really just sugar packets with fancier packaging.

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Keith Homan / Shutterstock.com

Candy Corn

Don’t be fooled by the name — Candy Corn is not a vegetable. In fact, it’s literally the farthest thing from a vegetable.

Not only does it look gross, its top three ingredients are sugar, corn syrup and confectioner’s wax. It’s sugar held together by sugar held together edible glue. Yum.

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Dan Kosmayer / Shutterstock.com
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